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April 13, 1940

Epidemiology of Tuberculosis

JAMA. 1940;114(15):1487. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810150073034

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This small volume measures 7 by 10 inches, is bound in blue buckram and is printed on a good grade of paper. The signature of Godias J. Drolet, statistician, is a guaranty of the quality of the material presented and the excellence of presentation. He acknowledges the assistance given by Miss Whitney, statistician of the National Tuberculosis Association. The author has felt that the summary treatment of such a broad subject would be more useful by reducing theorizing and the expression of opinions and by presenting as succinctly as possible, either in graphic or in tabular form, the latest reliable data in order to furnish the competent reader a definite basis to form correct judgments. He felt also, since this volume is primarily by American authors, that manifestations of tuberculosis, particularly in the United States, could best be presented and would be of more immediate interest. Following a satisfactory historical

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